New fandom

Feb. 8th, 2015 07:27 pm
paranoidangel: Flynn swordfighting (Flynn swordfighting)
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I currently have one finished story and two started ones for The Librarians. Back when Fandom Snowflake was going on and I'd started watching it, I thought I could maybe write something for the challenge of doing something in a new fandom. But I dismissed it because I didn't have any ideas. At least, I didn't at the time...

I might have found a new fandom (because I never quite let go of old ones, I need new ones like a hole in the head). And another American ones means needing to write in American :( Although on the plus side, at least I don't get annoyed by all the rampant Americanisms in fanfic (unless they're being said by any of the non-American characters - but then I don't really read those characters). I think it could be a fairly popular fandom - at least if it gets another season. Or it's just a desperate fandom. The story for it that I posted a couple of weeks ago is my most kudosed story on AO3. Even though I didn't post it for a ficathon. And it's not in the top ten of hits.

It is, for me, yet another gen fandom, judging by the stories I've started so far. There is, perhaps, more of a desperation for gen. There are more stories marked with the most popular pairing than there are marked gen - and on the first page I could see two stories that were marked both shippy and gen (which I would think are mutually exclusive).

It all seems very weird to me, coming from a culture of 'if you don't post it on LJ in a relevant community or for a ficathon, no one reads it'. The fandom seems to be on Tumblr, from what I can make out. I considered joining Tumblr to interact with it, until I read stuff on searches on it and established that everyone either is a teenager or sounds like one. So I think I'll stay in my nice little bubble. And keep writing the gen (plus this one pairing I don't ship and there's no fic for but is fun to write. No, I don't know either).

Mirrored from my blog.

Date: 2015-02-09 09:43 am (UTC)
watervole: (Default)
From: [personal profile] watervole
Gen is good. The older I get, the more I appreciate it.

Date: 2015-02-09 01:48 pm (UTC)
selenay: (Default)
From: [personal profile] selenay
Gen is good! This is a fandom where I couldn't really see myself shipping anything, so gen is about all I could see myself reading :-)

There isn't enough gen out there that's really gen, and not mislabelled ship fic :-(

Don't join Tumblr, particularly if you're looking for interaction. Your assessment of it is about right. I use it for looking at pretty art and stay far away from most of the commentary side for my fandoms because it's so rotten for that part.

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